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Southern Oregon Winery Association is redirecting its marketing efforts after an abrupt end to its 30-month formal relationship with Travel Southern Oregon. A joint news release sent out late Monday announced the dissolution of a partnership brought about by former SOWA President Ruth Garvin and Travel Southern Oregon CEO Carolyn Hill that became formalized in May 2013. "There was a lot of duplication of efforts, so quite a few things were being done in an inefficient manner,"...

Posted Oct 9, 2015 at 11:01 PM

More than 6,000 Oregon firms exported goods and services last year, racking up $20 billion in foreign sales. While Southern Oregon overseas shipments were a tiny sliver of the state's overall exports, Jackson County still saw international...

Updated Sep 28, 2015 at 5:20 PM

Southern Oregon's wine grape harvest might best be described as fast and furious. The region's hot, dry summer meant an early start for many vintners. Yields are up in some vineyards that were hit by the late 2013 frost and saw smaller...

Updated Sep 16, 2015 at 5:10 PM

An early bloom, drought conditions, triple-digit heat in June and July and then a smoky August put Rogue Valley pear growers to the test. Nonetheless, spurred by cannery and export demand, 2015 should go in the books as a solid...

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